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invasion that left jennifer hawke-petit and daughters haley and michaela dead. that followed a week of chill i video of jennifer's last minutes alive. and grueling testimony of william petit, the lone survivor. >> we have a lot of support. like to thank friends and people from all over the state and the country for their notes and texts and e-mails. they've been very supportive. >> reporter: petit addressed reporters outside court. >> we're happy with the way the prosecution is presenting its case and things are moving along at a reasonable pace. >> reporter: the prosecution's case turned to photographs of the petit's torched home that told the tale of torture and murder. cynthia is jennifer's sister. >> we have lived with this for over three years and we did walk through the house a long time ago so those images really stay in your mind even though they wish they could leave. >> reporter: pictures of fire ravaged bedrooms, cords still tied to bed posts that prosecutors say were used to restrain the petit daughters, both girls died of smoke inhalation. >> what that does is really pu
, not require surgery. our dr. jennifer ashton will explain why the new procedures could make something like liposuction, for instance, obsolete. >> do crunches, i think. >> i think so. >>> first dramatic and emotional testimony in a connecticut courtroom as a doctor described how his wife and two daughters were murdered. cbs news correspondent betty nguyen is at the courthouse in new haven, connecticut with this story. betty, good morning. >> the prosecution's key witness, the lone survivor of the brutal crime, took the stand yesterday and in front of a captivated courtroom, he described what happened. it's the moment the community has waited more than three years to hear. the doctor william petit took the stand tuesday to testify against the man accused of killing his wife and daughters. petit told a hushed courtroom how two men force the their way into his home and tortured his wife, jennifer, and their daughters, hail yedz, 17 and mckay la, 11. a horrific ordeal describing bei being waken with a baseball bat and describing what they said. petit also told a jury how he was tied to a post
the intruders took jennifer to a bank and forced her to withdraw thousands from her account. a bank teller called police but by the time they arrived, the two children and mother were dead. house burned to the ground. they tried to escape but crashed into a barricade. william petit, who barely made it alive, suffered severe injuries. at a memorial service days later, he spoke about the tragedy. >> i guess if there's anything to be gained from the senseless deaths of my beautiful family, it's for us to all go forward. >> reporter: over the last three years he has launched a craw sad to have both men convicted and executed for their crimes. fighting proposed bills to ban the death penalty in connecticut. dr. petit, the survivor, made his plea very public and the governor reportedly decided not to sign the bill because of this case. >> reporter: this this morning, charged with capital murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, burglary and arson, 47-year-old steven hayes will finally face justice. both accused killers will be tried separately and dr. petit is expected to testify against both of them
. by then it was too late to save jennifer hawke-petit and her two daughters. the delay raises the question did the small-town force have the training and resources to save the victims? joining us to talk it over oh, bill stat ton, private investigators and former new york city police officer. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> i just want to hear your side of this, your feelings. as a former police officer this has to bother you tremendously at the response time was as long as it was for something like . >> this is well, absolutely. but first, let's say, these two gentlemen are evil personified. forotdefense to make the allegation that somehow the police department's fault this actually happened, you know, that's horrendous, out of the question. but, there are a lot of questions that need to be asked and answered. >> do you think it is just as simple as it is cheshire, an affluent town in connecticut, they don't have resources although you would think with the taxes people pay they would but not have the training or not know how to respond to a quote/unquote big city crime like this? >
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